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Old 03-10-2011, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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no, unless you tell somebody who carries a weapon that their monther is an astronaut.
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Old 03-10-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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i will be traveling to north M/SP...If i am going for training in Brooklyn Park, as a single white woman,
will i be in danger going to and from my hotel/restaurants?

thanks
mm
I don't think there's anyplace in the Twin Cities where you'd be "in danger" during the daytime, unless you wanted to wear very little and wander around the alleys at night ... that might generate an unwanted response.

I live roughly five miles from Bankhead, a somewhat in infamous area in western Atlanta, and even though that area is slowly improving with Bandhead Courts gone, etc., the Twin Cities has nothing even remotely comparable. That's a good thing.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:51 PM
 
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There will be FAR more danger in getting in a car accident than being a victim of crime, if that's what you mean.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: MN
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North Minneapolis.

It's so grimey and bad there. It's full of black people. It's the worst part of the Twin Cities. Dont ever go there. don't go there at night especially.

I'm being sarcastic... That's what people are probably sayin
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:05 PM
 
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My first few impressions from my visit to Minneapolis:
I took the light rail from the airport to Franklin Ave. It was alright, there were quite a few riders and it was all good and quiet until I got off at Franklin where I had to take bus #2.
There were a couple of gangster look alikes at the stop, one of whom kept loudly harassing a woman despite being told that she was married and the fact there were other people around. (That happened at around noon time).
The next thing I became a witness of was a police officer arresting another suspicious type on Nicollet and 24th (I believe). Plus tons of desperate and/or gangster looking folks on the streets talking trash.. Oh well, I guess this is city life, or am I wrong ?
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Home in NOMI
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Like you say, that's city life. Gangsta look alikes are mostly bored teenagers looking for something to talk about. Unless you give them a reason to get in a confrontation, they're usually just putting on airs for their buddies, and mean no harm.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:45 AM
 
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The only thing I would contribute about the crime rate in Marcy-Holmes is that it's largely a neighborhood of 19-22 yr olds that didn't grow up in the city and aren't smart enough to lock up their stuff. Not to mention that criminals are likely aware that these kids are all carrying iPods, cell phones, laptops, etc and probably leave them lying around the house when nobody's home. The other factor could be alcohol, since there's probably a higher percentage of drunk people 7 days a week than any other part of the city.

The part of Marcy-Holmes west of 35W is actually really nice and probably has a lot less college-age residents.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:43 AM
 
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Any street of any city in any state can be dangerous. I think people put way too much stock in blackballing certain neighborhoods or cities. 95% of crimes against other people are NOT random. If you run in circles where violence and homicide is prevalent, then, yes. It's dangerous. If you're a crack addict, make sure you don't buy on credit. If you're a gang member, don't kill anyone or snitch on anyone. I don't think you're either of these, so here's my advice: you could be part of the 5% and be robbed or killed by a stranger, but statistics are on your side. It's all about common sense and making good choices.
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Old 06-17-2012, 06:39 AM
 
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I will be moving from NYC to River Falls, WI to work but dont want to live there...is St. Paul a great place from a single woman in her late twenties? Also, Highland on the Park apartments a good place to live?


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Old 06-17-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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I will be moving from NYC to River Falls, WI to work but dont want to live there...is St. Paul a great place from a single woman in her late twenties? Also, Highland on the Park apartments a good place to live?

What do you consider good?

St. Paul will be a lot less urban than NYC in lots of ways other than just size. You'll probably want to be on the east side of the metro though since you'll be commuting to River Falls. I'd recommend trying to find something close to Grand Ave in St. Paul or something in downtown St. Paul, not knowing what else you're looking for.
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